Welcome

photo by Cass Studios Salt Lake City

This website is about falling down and getting back up in way that you never thought possible.

After a quick succession of cataclysmic events that occurred within a very short period of time, I went from being a successful journalist and business owner who lived on a beautiful ranch with her own horses,  dogs and cats, to a traumatized homeless woman.  It’s quite a story and if you haven’t already read it on the front page of the Washington Post, you can do so now by Clicking Here.

In May of 2017,  after two years of homelessness, I uttered a life-changing prayer, let go of an entire belief system that was hurting me, got up from a park bench on the outskirts of Salt Lake City, and began creating a new life. I had nothing, save for a back pack and a garbage bag. No money. No identification. No family I felt I could turn to for help.

Starting over from Ground Zero  was the most challenging thing I ever did.  I learned that the strength of the human spirit is beyond anything I ever imagined.  I have also learned that there is great need for trauma-informed journalism that delves into the complexities of collapse — as well as the very real possibilities of  recovery.

I am a writer and speaker who specializes in filling that need.

Please take a look at the stories on the Published Work page to read some of my most recent essays and articles. One of my pieces was  just published with CNBC News and another is about to be published in Slate!

Thank you for joining me on this journey.